Carteret Community College

Shoreline Restoration and Stormwater Runoff Reduction Along the shoreline at the Carteret Community College campus in Morehead City, a variety of living shoreline approaches were installed to demonstrate environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional shoreline stabilization methods.  Project Updates: 2019 – Present The eastern portion of the shoreline at the College that was not protected by…

The North Carolina Coastal Federation earns seventh consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

OCEAN — For the seventh year in a row, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator—the highest possible rating from the nonprofit evaluator. According to Charity Navigator, this is a level of consistent excellence that only 7% of charities achieve. “Being one of the top environmental non-profits is something…

Efforts Launch to Protect Water Quality and Oysters in Stump Sound

Chefs and diners covet what they consider to be the “Cadillac” of oysters that grows in Stump Sound in Onslow County. The clean fresh and salt water that mix together in the sound is perfectly balanced to produce large, firm and tasty oysters. Now thanks to a $75,000 grant to the North Carolina Coastal Federation…

Challenging Year Doesn’t Stop Efforts to Protect and Restore our Magnificent N.C. Coast

OCEAN, N.C.—Given that 2020 was such a difficult year, the North Carolina Coastal Federation is pleased to share some really remarkable and encouraging accomplishments. Thanks to the significant contributions of many partners and supporters, the federation has continued protecting and restoring the state’s coast this year. The federation overcame many challenges and tested out new…

UNCW Rain Garden Will Reduce 1 Million Gallons of Runoff

The hard surfaces of parking lots usually contribute to polluted stormwater runoff and flooding by directing it to storm drains or surface waters. However, a new project at UNC-Wilmington is reversing this course and reducing runoff The North Carolina Coastal Federation partnered with engineering firm Coastal Stormwater Services, Inc., Flora Landscapes, UNC-Wilmington and the City…

Federation and State partner on large scale marine debris removal project

North Carolina Coastal Federation and North Carolina Division of Coastal Management partner on large scale marine debris and vessel removal project WILMINGTON –The N.C. Division of Coastal Management, in partnership with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, received nearly $2 million dollars in funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program for the…

Northeast AmeriCorps Achievements

The North Carolina Coastal Federation would like to congratulate the accomplishments of Rahdiaz “Ray” Delvillar, for completing his second AmeriCorps quarter-time term. In partnership with the federation and River City Community Development Corporation, during the past year Ray contributed over 460 volunteer service hours. AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of…